Weekend Thoughts - 12.23.17

Image  by  nyochi , courtesy of  Creative Commons  licensing.

Image by nyochi, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. Using some new facial recognition technology, Facebook has begun to automatically identify users in newly-uploaded photos and send them a notification each time a picture of them has been added to the service. This will now happen even if your Facebook friend hasn't tagged you in the photo. It will allow users to know about pictures of themselves that have been added without their knowledge, although they will only be notified if the image's privacy settings are configured to allow them to see the picture in the first place. And of course, it'll increase ad impressions for Facebook, which will in turn generate more ad revenue for the company.

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.